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2007 Prospect Ranking

Rivals.com Illinois top 30 2007

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Rank Name Pos Location Stars Ht Wt School
#1Martez WilsonDE
Chicago, ILSimeon

No. 1 ranked in-state prospect from wire to wire. Has a real chance to see early playing time for the Illini

5 stars6'3"230Illinois
#2Bryan BulagaOL
Woodstock, ILMarian Central Catholic

Tailor-made tackle prospect. A no-nonsense kid on and off the field who has tremendous upside for the Hawkeyes.

4 stars6'5"270Iowa
#3Robert HughesRB
Chicago, ILHubbard

Prototypical big back who has the potential to be a very solid between the tackles runner for the Fighting Irish

4 stars5'11"226Notre Dame
#4Josh BrentDT
Bloomington, ILCentral Catholic

It's hard to ignore defensive tackles with Brent's size and strengths. Brent is another huge in-state land for the Fighting Illini.

4 stars6'3"280Illinois
#5Anthony MorrisDB
Harvey, ILThornton Township

Don't be shocked to see Morris get looks at both WR and safety for the Illini. Tremendous athlete here.

4 stars6'3"200Illinois
#6Dale MartinRB
Bolingbrook, IL

Best football is still way ahead of him. Seems like a great fit for new Louisville coach Steve Kragthorpe's system.

4 stars5'11"195Louisville
#7David MolkOL
Lemont, IL

Might not have typical D-I size, but Molk has proven that he's a fighter and a hard nosed kid.

3 stars6'2"280Michigan
#8Kevin RouseLB
Joliet, ILJoliet Catholic

Found a home in Madison. Plays fast and can finish with the best of them. Already has added more size and strength this winter.

3 stars6'0"217Wisconsin
#9Arthur Ray Jr.OL
Chicago, ILMt. Carmel

Big boost for Ray Jr. from his impressive senior season. Prototypical inside linemen with that Chicago toughness.

3 stars6'2"297Michigan St.
#10Jack Cornell Jr.OL
Quincy, ILQuincy Notre Dame

Very solid building block for the Illini. Steady as they come.

3 stars6'5"291Illinois
#11Aaron NagelLB
Lemont, IL

The Irish love his overall athletic skills and upside at the next level.

3 stars6'1"215Notre Dame
#12Sean CattouseDB
Chicago, ILHubbard

Arguably the best overall athlete in this Illinois Top 30. Has the skills to become a major contributor at the next level.

3 stars6'2"180California
#13Markus ZusevicsOL
Arlington Heights, ILProspect

Will be a greyshirt prospect for the Hawkeyes. Has the frame to add size and strength as an OL, or could be a potential TE prospect. Athletic with a mean streak here.

3 stars6'5"255Iowa
#14Michael BoldenDB
Evanston, ILEvanston

Speedy and athletic, Bolden decided to stay at home with the Wildcats.

3 stars6'1"175Northwestern
#15Coby FleenerTE
Joliet, ILJoliet Catholic

Caught two passes in his junior year, Fleener was one of the rare senior stock risers in this class. Smarts, size and basketball like skills.

3 stars6'6"215Stanford
#16Nickcaro GoldingDE
Evanston, ILEvanston

Still learning the game. Has the physical tools to fall in line with the Purdue defensive end tradition.

3 stars6'4"219Purdue
#17Matt ConrathDE
Chicago, ILSt. Rita

A very strong senior year boost for Conrath. Tall and rangy defensive end or a potential offensive tackle standout here.

3 stars6'7"238Virginia
#18Teddy SchellQB
Barrington, IL

Top signal caller from Illinois. Is already adding needed strength and weight this winter. Highly polished signal caller.

3 stars6'5"205Indiana
#19Andre AndersonRB
Barrington, IL

One of the biggest potential steals in this class. Brings speed and surprising inside toughness to the Spartans.

3 stars5'8"186Michigan St.
#20Mike GarrityOL
Batavia, ILBatavia

Very strong senior season. Plays offensive line with a defensive line mentality.

3 stars6'6"255Illinois
#21Marcus ThomasDB
Chicago, ILMorgan Park

Another Morgan Park Mustang heads to Champaign. Tremendous physical tools and has definite upside.

3 stars5'11"157Illinois
#22Colin ArmstrongOL
Lisle, ILBenet Academy

Another solid prospect for the Wildcats. Very strong run blocker who's fundamentally sound.

3 stars6'5"270Northwestern
#23Nick MondekATH
Naperville, ILNaperville Central

Is still growing physically. Will add size and strength at the next level and will be a solid performer for the Boilermakers.

3 stars6'6"224Purdue
#24Dan DierkingRB
Wheaton, ILWheaton Warrenville South

2006 Offensive POY in Illinois. Hard nosed runner with wiggle and speed. Follows in his father's (Scott) footsteps to Purdue.

3 stars5'9"178Purdue
#25Jerrell McDanielWR
East St. Louis, ILEast St. Louis

If he qualifies, someone will land a very impressive athlete here.

3 stars6'1"185Kansas St.
#26Charles BrownWR
Chicago, ILRobeson

Very athletic and sure-handed receiver. Great mix of smarts and skills.

3 stars5'11"175Northwestern
#27Jack DiNardoDE
Hinsdale, ILHinsdale Central

Has the look of a potential long- career contributor for the Cats. Hard nosed kid who leaves it all on the field day in and day out.

3 stars6'4"245Northwestern
#28Mark OliverLB
Chicago, ILMt. Carmel

A steal from Chicago for the Cowboys. Hard working, blue collar finisher here.

3 stars6'1"238Wyoming
#29Austin WuebbelsOL
Troy, ILTriad

Was MVP at Missouri's camps the past two seasons.

3 stars6'4"260Missouri
#30Justin HickmanLB
Chicago, ILHubbard

Could grow into a very tough DL/ILB at the next level. Big, physical kid here.

3 stars6'3"235New Mexico

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